A lifeline for employees of Lamar Construction suddenly finding themselves out of a job.

All former Lamar Construction employees from the Hudsonville facility are invited to attend an informational and service event this event Monday, July 21st , 9 AM to 12 PM at Hudsonville High School Cafeteria, 5037 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426.

This event will assist workers in preparing for their future job search activities and will include: procedures for filing an unemployment claim, assistance for preparing a resume and the interview process, and the opportunity to meet with local construction businesses currently seeking experienced and skilled workers.

"We hold these types of events in partnership with state and other agencies whenever a large layoff takes place in our region to help the displaced workers become properly connected with the employment services that are available to them at Michigan Works and other agencies," said Bill Raymond, Executive Director of Ottawa County Michigan Works!.

"Since the announcement of Lamar Construction’s closure, we have received numerous inquiries from local companies expressing an interest in connecting with this displaced labor force. We have also been gratified by the response of other local organizations who would like to reach out to assist these workers."

Former Lamar employees are invited to contact Michigan Works to sign up in advance for this event at (616) 396-2154.

Construction businesses interested in connecting with these affected workers at the event should call 616-494-8835 to register.